ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–In 2021 MidJersey.news experienced another year of growth with 4,389,374 views with 1,236,763 visitors to the main MidJersey.news The numbers do not include social media views such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
2021 Year in review:
Top story of the year was Ed Forchion, NJ Weedman opening his First Citizen Dispensary in Trenton on January 1, 2021:
There was a “Miracle in Mercer County” as 3 Police Officers were rescued by Tropical Storm Ida in Hopewell Township:
Tropical Storm Ida:
Tropical Storm Henri:
15 people were injured in an accident in Hamilton Township Mercer County on September 29, 2021:
A Hamilton man was caught with an explosive device on S. Broad Street in Yardville on October 16, 2021:
A fire destroyed a building on South Broad Street in Trenton on October 13, 2021
A plane made a forced emergency landing crashing on Sharon Road at the intersection of Gordon and Sharon Roads in Robbinsville on June 6, 2021:
A fire involving solar panels at the Hamilton Home Depot on June 23, 2021:
A 2-alarm house fire consumed a house in Robbinsville, NJ on April 6, 2021:
On July 29, 2021 storms with tornados hit the area:
January 12, 2021 New Jersey Turnpike in Robbinsville a tractor-trailer involved in fire:
Brood X Cicada Invasion for may parts of NJ:
Project Freedom opened Freedom Village in Town Center South in Robbinsville, celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Project Freedom 1 in Robbinsville and broke ground in Hamilton Township for another location across from Hamilton Police Department:
In Trenton the old Department of Health and Agriculture buildings were demolished: According to Preservation New Jersey the buildings were built in 1962 – 1963 and designed by Alfred Clauss and Jane West Clauss, husband and wife architects. There are two pre-cast concrete buildings, one cylindrical and one cubed, connected by steel-and-glass pedestrian sky bridges.
The City of Trenton tied the all-time murder rate set in 2020 with 40 again for 2021. Mercer County murders have also reached an all-time high of 49 in 2021:
The City of Trenton celebrated Olympian Athing Mu with a large parade on August 29, 2021:
Mercer County started a railroad bridge replacement labeled as the “Bridge to Nowhere”
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–In its first full year of publishing, MidJersey.News reports 3,814,106 page views, 1,328,823 visitors with 2.87 average page views per visitor, and 1,707 posts published in 2020.
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Dennis Symons Jr., CPP., M. Photog., (PPA Certified Professional Photographer and Master Photographer) reviewed how angles and lens techniques were used to distort overcrowding stories used nationally.
Veterans saved the tradition organizing flags to be placed at BG Doyle Veterans Cemetery the event was originally canceled by Governor Murphy’s lock down orders but veterans groups saved the tradition.
A little over a 1,000 people turned out at a rally in Point Pleasant, NJ to protest Governor Murphy’s lock down orders.
May 31, 2020
MidJersey.news was in Trenton covering the Black Lives Matter protest at the State House and was also there when the protest turned violent around dark with looting, burning and violence in the City of Trenton.
MidJersey.news reported that an tragic early morning accident involving a horse transport truck ran off the roadway and caught fire killing 10 horses en route from Florida to NY on the NJ Turnpike. This unfortunate National story was also picked up by the NY Times and NY Post and shared Internationally.
A New Jersey State Trooper is lucky to be alive after a dump truck crashed a traffic scene on the NJ Turnpike, hit is police vehicle and a Porsche. The trooper, driver of the dump truck, and the driver of a Porsche all sustained moderate injuries and were transported to an area hospital. There were no other occupants in the three vehicles. The inner roadway was closed for approximately six hours.
On September 6, 2020 MidJersey.news reported that the NJ Turnpike Authority removed American Flags on bridges and installed metal signs stating “Placement of signage or items of any nature on this structure is strictly prohibited.” A peaceful protest was held in Sewaren, Woodbridge Township, NJ protesting the removal of American Flags from bridges on the New Jersey Turnpike.Governor Murphy directed the Turnpike Authority to stop removing the flags and the Robbinsville Police PBA #344 rehung the flags on area bridges on September 11, 2020
All 9 Hamilton Township Fire Districts were dissolved and consolidated under Hamilton Township and as of January 1, 2021 the departments will be administered by Hamilton Township. The department will be known as the Division of Fire, Hamilton Township, more commonly known as the Hamilton Township Fire Department.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–MidJersey.News sees another month of increased growth in June with 869,660 page views and 255,402 visitors. The average page view per visitor was 3.41 and 184 posts (stories) published in June.
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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)—MidJersey.news continues to grow since being made public on election night November 2019.
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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–In the month of April MidJersey.News has seen another month of continuous growth. In April alone there were 174,541 views and 49,114 visitors to the website with an average of 3.55 views per visitor.
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Performance Supply, LLC of Manalapan, NJ has no relation to “Performance Screen Supply” also of Manalapan, NJ
By: Dennis Symons, Jr.
MANALAPAN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–On April 10, 2020 MidJersey.news brought you a story about a company who was allegedly price gouging New York City for N95 masks made by the 3M Company. Since that time Internet sleuths, haters, arm chair quarterbacks and social media trouble makers took out their hate on a business in the same town with a similar sounding name.
For all the haters you are accusing the wrong business, if you Google Performance Supply Manalapan you get a similar sounding company https://www.performancescreen.com/(note this is the good guy) Performance Screen Supply 600 Park Ave Suite 100 Manalapan, NJ 07726
As accurately reported by Midjersey.news here is the company involved in the lawsuit from the April 10, 2020 story:
“On information and belief, Defendant Performance Supply, LLC is a New Jersey limited liability company, with a principal place of business at Westbrook Way, Manalapan, New Jersey 07726.” —-Note MidJersey.news removed the house number from the location.
People are assuming that if you just “Google” a name and it comes out similar it has to be the same business or person. They are wrong and need to do their fact checking from a number of sources not just “Google”
After I posted the story to Facebook and defended the accuracy of the MidJersey.news story of the name of the business on the “Monmouth County News” Facebook Group I received this message from Bob the owner of Performance Screen Supply of Manalapan:
As a news person you want to have your facts before posting and I was accused of being inaccurate by posters on the “Monmouth County News” Facebook group.
One poster has since removed the posts where I defended the name of the business because it sounded different with different addresses. After a lengthy debate where that person was getting information and I wanted to know the references I was told to just “Google it” I told the person in one post that if you can’t back your sources you are peddling “fake news” and asked again for more facts. I was then told that the poster did not have time so “Google”
MidJersey.news is committed to factual, accurate reporting and does not pedal Fake News.
Photos by: Dennis Symons, Jr. – MidJersey.news from Liberty State Park
NORFOLK, Virginia (NNS) — The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in New York March 30, 2020 in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.
While in New York, the ship will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals, and will provide a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults. This will allow local health professionals to focus on treating COVID-19 patients and for shore-based hospitals to use their Intensive Care Units and ventilators for those patients.
Comfort is a seagoing medical treatment facility that currently has more than 1,200 personnel embarked for the New York mission including Navy medical and support staff assembled from 22 commands, as well as over 70 civil service mariners.
“The USNS Comfort arrives in New York City this morning with more than 1,100 medical personnel who are ready to provide safe, high-quality health care to non-COVID patients,” said Capt. Patrick Amersbach, commanding officer of the USNS Comfort Military Treatment Facility. “We are ready and grateful to serve the needs of our nation.”
Comfort’s primary mission is to provide an afloat, mobile, acute surgical medical facility to the U.S. military that is flexible, capable and uniquely adaptable to support expeditionary warfare. Comfort’s secondary mission is to provide full hospital services to support U.S. disaster relief and humanitarian operations worldwide.
“Like her sister ship, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), which recently moored in Los Angeles, this great ship will support civil authorities by increasing medical capacity and collaboration for medical assistance,” said Rear Adm. John Mustin, vice commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. “Not treating COVID-19 patients… but by acting as a relief valve for other urgent needs, freeing New York’s hospitals and medical professionals to focus on the pandemic.”
“This USNS Comfort team of Sailors, Marines and Civilian Mariners came together during the transit to New York City and our medical professionals are ready to begin receiving patients from local hospitals tomorrow,” said Capt. Joseph O’Brien, mission commander of Task Force New York City. “Our personnel are our strength—the men and women of our military services accomplish incredible things every day, and I am confident in their abilities as we start the next phase of this mission.”
The ship expects to begin receiving patients 24 hours after arriving in New York City. All patient transfers will be coordinated with local hospitals, thus ensuring a consistent handoff of care between medical providers. Patients will not be accepted on a walk-on basis, and should not come to the pier with any expectation that they can receive care.
“The last time that this great hospital ship was here was in the wake of 9-11, where she served as respite and comfort for our first responders working around the clock,” said Mustin. “Our message to New Yorkers – now your Navy has returned, and we are with you, committed in this fight.”
The U.S. Coast Guard is providing a security escort of USNS Comfort into New York Harbor, comprised of crews and assets from around the region to include the Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak, Maritime Safety and Security Team New York, Coast Guard Station New York, and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.
U.S. 2nd Fleet exercises operational authorities over assigned ships, aircraft, and landing forces on the East Coast and the Atlantic.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–MidJersey.news continues to grow with 111,965 page views for and 20,294 visitors for January 2020.
November 2019 56,573 views 11,879 visitors (Made public Nov 5, 2019)
December 2019 38,626 views and 8,413 visitors
January 2020 111,965 page views and 20,294 visitors.
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Why call it “MidJersey” news? Central Jersey seems to be hijacked by an area well north of our area and even areas well above the Rartain River. Years ago we had a trivia argument where the exact center of the State of NJ was. I e-mailed the USGS US Geological Survey were the exact center of the State of NJ is and they thought that was a great question and responded after some researching the topic. The reply I received that stated that if you used a computer model with the area and shape of New Jersey and filled it with liquid the balancing point would be in Hamilton Township along the marsh lands of the Crosswicks Creek. Hamilton Township would be the mid-point of New Jersey and the scientific center of New Jersey. Sorry to the folks north of the Raritan River you are “North Jersey”